What is district heating, and why is it relevant in the sustainable energy transition? How can more young women be attracted to careers in science and technology?
In this episode of Ener’Ethic, Ilaria Marini describes district heating systems and their role in the energy transition. She gets back on the projects she is working on for A2A Calore e Servizi in Brescia and Milan. She tells us about her passion for science and technology and how it motivated her to build her own path when she lacked role models to show her the way. She shares her experience of how, with the support of her company, she seeks to be an agent of change, create awareness around unconscious bias, encourage gender diversity and inspire other young women to embark on scientific careers.
“It is important to think big if you want to change something, it is important to be proactive and start doing something”
Ilaria Marini is an engineer at the Italian utility A2A Calore e Servizi. At first, in 2017, she focused on the maintenance and optimization of district heating networks. She then became project manager of a demo project site in Brescia in Lombardy. Since last year, she has been involved in the REWARDHeat project, a district heating project using the groundwater wells in the city of Milan.
Reach out to Ilaria Marini on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariniilaria